GUWAHATI, Nov.17: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said the observance of death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s killer thu Ram Godse as ‘Shaurya Divas’ by some Hindu hard line groups is shocking and disgraceful.
In a statement here today, Chief Minister Gogoi said the observance of death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin thu Ram Godse as ‘Shaurya Divas’ by some Hindu hard line groups is indeed a shameful and despicable act that needs to be condemned in the strongest term. “Eulogising the assassin of Father of the tion who sacrificed everything for freeing the tion from the yoke of slavery is a most heinous and despicable act,” he said, adding that he has been taken aback by the stoic silence of Prime Minister rendra Modi on the celebration of Godse’s death anniversary.
Gogoi said the BJP leaders of the State who are vociferous in raising issues kept mum on the celebration of thu Ram Godse’s death anniversary.
The Chief Minister said when the whole world is acknowledging the Mahatma’s ideals and values; it is abomible that he is being insulted and humiliated in his own land which he freed from the chains of slavery. “The air of freedom we breathe today is due to the supreme sacrifice of Mahatma Gandhi. Today the Mahatma who is being eulogised the world over, is being humiliated and insulted in his own land. And the most unfortute thing is that the Modi Government instead of stopping the celebration, has kept studied silence,” he added.